The reading ability of good and poor temporal processors among a group of college students

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Au, Agnes and Lovegrove, Bill. 2008. "The reading ability of good and poor temporal processors among a group of college students." Attention, Perception and Psychophysics. 70 (4), pp. 697-706. https://doi.org/10.3758/PP.70.4.697
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The reading ability of good and poor temporal processors among a group of college students

ERA Journal ID6549
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAu, Agnes (Author) and Lovegrove, Bill (Author)
Journal TitleAttention, Perception and Psychophysics
Journal Citation70 (4), pp. 697-706
Number of Pages10
Year2008
Place of PublicationAustin, TX, United States
ISSN0031-5117
1943-3921
1943-393X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3758/PP.70.4.697
Web Address (URL)http://app.psychonomic-journals.org/content/70/4/697.full.pdf+html
Abstract

In this study, we examined whether good auditory and good visual temporal processors were better than their poor counterparts on certain reading measures. Various visual and auditory temporal tasks were administered to 105 undergraduates. They read some phonologically regular pseudowords and irregular words that were presented sequentially in the same ('word' condition) and in different ('line' condition) locations. Results indicated that auditory temporal acuity was more relevant to reading, whereas visual temporal acuity was more relevant to spelling. Good auditory temporal processors did not have the advantage in processing pseudowords, even though pseudoword reading correlated significantly with auditory temporal processing. These results suggested that some higher cognitive or phonological processes mediated the relationship between auditory temporal processing and pseudoword reading. Good visual temporal processors did not have the advantage in processing irregular words. They also did not process the line condition more accurately than the word condition. The discrepancy might be attributed to the use of normal adults and the unnatural reading situation that did not fully capture the function of the visual temporal processes. The distributions of auditory and visual temporal processing abilities were co-occurring to some degree, but they maintained considerable independence. There was also a lack of a relationship between the type and severity of reading deficits and the type and number of temporal deficits.

Keywordsreading ability; temporal processors; college students; auditory perception; visual perception
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520203. Cognitive neuroscience
520499. Cognitive and computational psychology not elsewhere classified
390402. Education assessment and evaluation
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Byline AffiliationsJames Cook University
Vice-Chancellor's Office
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